Young people across the world are reimagining the future and catalyzing the changes we need today. One thing is clear: we need to listen to youth voices now more than ever. In two days of virtual talks, we heard from five inspiring youth leaders about their most pressing concerns and the opportunities they see to […]Continue reading
Why you should listen
Jane Velkovski uses a wheelchair, having been diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). He has been part of UNICEF disability campaigns in North Macedonia and a speaker at a high-level conference in Skopje and the United Nations General Assembly for World Children's Day 2019. He was also part of in a UEFA campaign to raise awareness about equality and access issues. He plays football whenever he gets the chance and is often the first on the field. As he puts it: "I have a muscular disease, which means I can't walk. But I don't let anyone joke about the issues I have with walking. I want to tell the whole world that everyone is equal and that people with disabilities can do the same things everyone else can. And even if they can't, that doesn't mean they can't enjoy their lives."